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Make Up Your Mind(set) to Grow

On February 23, 2016 in Change

A growth mind-set is a belief that you can grow your abilities by believing that you can. The basic premise is that a person’s intelligence is not fixed; it can grow. While one of the key ingredients is the individual’s own belief; another is his/her surroundings and support. Wow, I thought. How do I stack up as a parent? Am I providing the environment at home that allows my kids to have a growth mind-set or am I (even unintentionally) signaling with my words and actions that their abilities and intellect are fixed?

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Road Warriors: Team-building Through Travel

On February 2, 2016 in Change

The time you spend with your team outside the confines of your office can pay dividends. The bonds you build on the road – and the questions you ask together – can help define and drive the change you make in your industry. Here’s what I learned during my most recent trip.

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Do You Need to Change the Way You View Change?

On December 31, 2015 in Change

One of my daughters does not like change. The uncertainty scares her and sometimes it makes me sad to see. My wife, on the other hand, sees this challenge as an opportunity to help my daughter learn and grow.  She does not force our daughter to embrace change; she educates her to accept it and the new possibilities it can …

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Who Drives Value in Your Industry (Hint: It’s Not You)

On December 30, 2015 in Change

It seems like every time I read an article, it talks about an industry being disrupted. What was once reserved for the technology space, we now see disruption and the speed of change accelerating in every industry. And if you ask yourself what is causing such widespread disruption, the answer is the largely same: the customer.

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Why “Done” Isn’t Done Without These 3 Components

On December 26, 2015 in Change

“I am done!” These are the famous words I used to shout to my parents when I completed my chores, my homework, or anything else I really didn’t want to do. Most often, I would yell those words to them as I was running out the door to play. Unfortunately for me, my dad would yell back, “No you’re not! …

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10 Things I Would Tell My 22-Year-Old Self

On December 21, 2015 in Change

Recently, I was reading a blog that had industry influencers reflecting on what they would do differently if they were 22 and just beginning their lives in the “real world.” That got me thinking: with graduation upon the class of 2015, what sage advice would I give to the 22-year-old me? First, let’s start with the basics… you will get …

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Creative Destruction 101: Rewarding Change

On December 9, 2015 in Change

As leaders and professionals in a free market, we need to do more than embrace creative destruction in our industries, workforce and lives. We must drive it. Are you holding onto the past, or creating your future?

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Time isn’t Money – It’s Life

On December 6, 2015 in Change

As leaders, people are constantly requesting our time and attention. It does not matter the size of the company or if it is for profit or not.  Whether you are the CEO of a business or the CEO of your family, your team members, spouse and kids want, need and deserve your time.  The question is: how can you find …

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